About us

4th of July Bluegrass Freedom Festival:

Nicholas Mattson
Founder of 4th of July BFF

We are proudly sponsored by the Atascadero Colony Days Committee.

Atascadero is a patriotic, and spirited community, and deserves a 4th of July celebration all its own, so we bring you the Atascadero 4th of July Bluegrass Freedom Festival.

Our lake is back, and for many, there is still a memory of what great fireworks shows and community potlucks and BBQs would take place at the Atascadero Lake Park, and that is a memory that we want to ensure for future generations.

It doesn’t need to be biggest event in the county, but it is ours. We hope you will join us for our inaugural event, and let freedom ring, and strum some banjo!

Contact us at info@atascaderofourthofjuly.com for more information.

After some years of being dark on the 4th of July radar, Atascadero is now be home to a brand new Independence Day experience — the second annual 4th of July Bluegrass Freedom Festival.

The year is 2017, and years of drought have given way to a terrific rainy season that filled the Atascadero Lake and sets the stage for the return of family fun for the 4th of July. COME JOIN US!


The event will include:

  • Family-fun amusements

  • Bounce houses

  • Vendor fair

  • 4th of July community games

  • Food, Wine, Beer, Cider and more

  • Kayak and Paddleboat Rentals

Bluegrass Freedom Festival concert featuring the sweet tunes:

  • Snap Jackson and the Knock On Wood Players

  • Little Black Train

  • The Blue “Js”
  • BanjerDan Dan Mazer

  • Toro Creek Ramblers

The Atascadero Lake Park will be filled with the hometown fun of a great BBQ, hometown community spirit, and the celebration of our national freedom!

The event will benefit the Atascadero Colony Days Committee, with the Atascadero Printery Foundation pouring beer and wine.